Jun 27, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Kuhl (41) celebrates defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Entering Monday, veteran MLB pitcher Chad Kuhl had never thrown a complete-game shutout in his entire career over 113 games pitched (97 starts). His career-high for innings pitched in a game was 7 1/3.

Well, in extremely basebally fashion, Kuhl went on to throw a complete game shutout vs the juggernaut Los Angeles Dodgers, at hitter’s paradise Coors Field.

Kuhl went the distance with nine scoreless innings in the Colorado Rockies‘ 4-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Dodgers only had three hits and one extra-base hit, which was a Gavin Lux double with two outs in the ninth. Kuhl didn’t walk anybody, and he struck out five.


For context on how hard it’s been to dominate the Dodgers like this in recent years: it’s the first complete-game shutout thrown against the Dodgers since 2016.

It’s the 17th complete-game shutout in Rockies franchise history and the 27th complete-game shutout in Coors Field history.

Kuhl is yet another former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher – a la Gerrit Cole, Joe Musgrove, Jameson Taillon, and Tyler Glasnow — that has gone on to having success with a new team. After putting together a 4.44 ERA over five seasons with the Pirates (2016-21), Kuhl now has a 3.49 ERA in 77 1/3 innings pitched with the Rockies this season. It’s rare that pitchers go from struggling to having great success when joining the Rockies, while having to pitch half their games at Coors Field.

Monday night’s game lasted only two hours and 19 minutes.

Here’s more reaction from the baseball world to Kuhl’s masterpiece:

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